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10 Tips For Learning Astrology
October 19, 2007 – 3:23 am | 62 Comments

So you want to learn about astrology? Not the generalized Sun-sign stuff that you find in newspapers and magazines, but serious astrology. The advanced type where you can actually determine specific information about a person’s life through the observation of the planets and other celestial phenomena. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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The History of Western Astrology
December 18, 2008 – 3:07 am | 14 Comments
The History of Western Astrology

I made a video today which outlines the history of western astrology in 10 minutes.  It is ten  minutes long because that is the restriction for all YouTube videos, although I covered quite a bit …

Book Review: Works of Sahl and Masha’Allah by Ben Dykes
June 7, 2008 – 1:28 am | 12 Comments
Book Review: Works of Sahl and Masha’Allah by Ben Dykes

It was with great pleasure and excitement that I read Ben Dykes’ latest contribution to the field of astrology with his new book Works of Sahl & Masha’allah. Ben is well known in traditional astrological …

Firdaria: A Medieval Time Lord System
October 16, 2007 – 1:13 am | 12 Comments
Firdaria: A Medieval Time Lord System

I came across an interesting website today called which provides free calculations for the medieval-era time-lord system known as Firdaria (Firdariyyah). This system, like all time-lord systems, breaks up a person’s life into specific …

The Katarche of Horary
September 20, 2007 – 10:29 pm | 4 Comments
The Katarche of Horary

My article on the origins of horary astrology titled The Katarche of Horary just came out in the latest issue of the NCGR Journal.  Most NCGR members should be receiving their copy of the journal …